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Yoshi at PAX

Remember Yoshi’s Wooly World?

yoshiwoollyworld[1]The game still isn’t out yet, but that doesn’t mean that Yoshi doesn’t have fans yet.

thCADYLBZRI mean, look at him!  He’s so cozy and cute!

On Saturday at PAX (the annual game convention here in Seattle), I bumped into a new friend dressed up as Wooly Yoshi in a costume she created herself:

yoshiSuper cute!  She even had balls of yarn that followed her around (see them tied to her ankle?), and a big crocheted egg.   How amazing is it that she designed, crocheted and modeled this costume all day!  Big props to her.

If you are interested in seeing her other costumes, look her up on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SmallRiniLady), visit her crafting blog (www.craftersindisguise.com) or buy some of her costume accessories from etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/threelace).

Inspiration: Waiting In Line

PAX is officially here!  Woo Hoo!  It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year.   We’ve got a whole bunch of friends that spend the weekend with us (this year, we’re hosting 10 people! Eep!), and we’re going to spend the weekend trying new video- and board-games, eating terrible convention center food and staying up way too late.  It’s going to be a blast!

Although, the one thing that is less than awesome about PAX is the lines.  All the best talks have long lines, and wasting all that time makes me want to pull my hair out.  So, what can I work on while I’m waiting in line?

I’ve got 3 criteria for a perfect waiting-in-line project:

1. It’s got to fit in my purse.

2.  It’s got to be a pattern that is easily memorized, especially if it has lots of stockinet or garter stitch.

3.  It’s got to be pretty and fun (as always)!

Let’s see what I can find:

Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho


Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by tante ehm


Turkish Bed Socks by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas


Inspiration: PAX

As you’re reading this, I’m probably at PAX Prime!  PAX is an annual gaming convention here in Seattle, and it’s absolutely a blast!  Thousands of people getting together to play and discuss games of all sorts.  Video games, board games, tabletop games… anyone who’s even remotely interested in gaming would have a fantastic time there.   I’m not even a hard core video gamer, but I enjoy myself there thoroughly. (They have rooms filled with board games for you to check out and try.  It’s pretty much the best.)


Anyway, in honor of PAX Prime this week, let’s get our geek on and look at some super cool videogame inspired knits:

From Zelda:

The Legend of Baby Link, by Joanna Rankin

1Finley_as_Robin_Hood_medium[1]From Minecraft:

Cute Creeper, by Krista Sodt


From Portal:

Knitted Companion Cube, by Wren Montgomery

6279582438_0e038740f6_bFrom Space Invaders:

bmp, bu Aija Goto